Happy New Year! I hope your December was restful and, if you celebrate, festive and full of wonder. How are you feeling about the beginning of a new year? Full of pressure to choose your “one word” or an arbitrary revenue goal? A little guilty about the projects you didn’t quite finish last year? Or […]

Guides, Processes

How to Plan for your Business to Scale (Step One)

What comes to mind when you think of December?  Fairy lights, eggnog, fruitcake, and parties? Or deadlines, annual revenue goals, and all those projects at risk of ringing in the new year unfinished? If you’re a business owner with a tendency to reach for big revenue goals at the end of the year, or to […]

Guides, Processes

How to Plan for a Smooth December

It’s easy to think of scaling your business as something that just happens. That if you hit a certain milestone, all of a sudden your business will start scaling. And to a certain degree that can happen, but it really does take some planning and a structure for scaling your business to be energetically and […]

Guides, Processes

Planning to Scale

It’s really easy to be busy all the time. That’s true for everyone, but as entrepreneurs, it’s almost a badge of honour! But as the CEO of your business, where you’re busy matters. As a guideline, you can aim to split your time evenly between working in your business (client work and delivery) and working […]

Processes, Reflections

Asking Questions Can Help To Grow Your Business

I’ve always wanted to have an office full of happy, thriving plants. The kind that look really amazing on a Zoom call, when attendees or a potential client is first checking me out. The only problem was that I didn’t have time. Time to research which plants would thrive in my office space with medium […]

Processes

4 Keys to a Thriving Business (…or House Plant)

Being busy feels good. Hitting send on those newsletter emails, getting on discovery calls, and that sense of accomplishment when you complete a mind-blowing client project? Who needs to exercise for endorphins when you run a business? Well, you might, once your happy clients start tagging you in their Insta stories and your waitlist gets […]

Processes

Self-Care for Your Business

We need community to survive. With the extended periods of isolation many of us have had due to the pandemic, we’ve experienced the mental and emotional consequences of having that need go unfulfilled. Entrepreneurs who create a strong culture – one that their team looks forward to coming to every week – can scale more […]

Processes

The Key to Fostering Relationships Within Your Team

Ahh, the DIY solopreneurship wildfire of ideas, half-built Zapier automations, and unfinished freebie funnels, sparked atop the smoldering tinderbox of too much client work.⁠ What you really wanted was a nice bonfire that you could dance around. Maybe toast some s’mores on. Something you could rely on for warmth and light, even when it’s cold […]

Processes

What Does it Mean to Scale Your Business?

Fall launch season is almost upon us and if you’re like most online business owners, you’ve got a post-launch vacation on the books to celebrate and recharge after the intense launch period. Congratulations! If you’ve been around for any period of time, you know that Any Old Task is borderline persnickety about taking care of […]

Processes

Preparing for a Successful Vacation

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Often one of the first things I ask about when I sit down with a new client is how they collect payment for projects because it tells me a lot about how the business is run overall, and its strengths and weaknesses. There are many ways to do collections with class, but you need a […]

Processes

Collections with Class

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